Ready for a serious challenge? We've got a brand new ultra run and cycle sportives through the Ashdown Forest and South Downs. Pick your discipline - triathlon, duathlon, aquabike, aquathlon, swim, cycle or run - and choose a distance from middle to ultra. Recruit your friends and celebrate completing your challenge in our festival village.

Venue

The childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle is a stunning location for a race. Swim from The Loggia with its Nymph’s Fountain inspired by the Trevi Fountain in Rome. Run through stunning castle grounds and surrounding villages, cycle through the Ashdown Forest and South Downs.

Throughout the weekend, athletes and spectators will be able to enjoy a fun-packed festival village featuring live music, shopping, food and drink, children’s entertainment, yoga and more.

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Races

We have some exciting new editions, a 50 mile ultra run and two cycle sportives – as well as the return of our full iron distance, The Bastion and half iron distance, The Gauntlet.

We also have duathlons, aquathlons, aquabikes, run only and swim only races.

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Governing Body

We are delighted to announce that this event is governed by British Triathlon. If you are competing in a triathlon or multisport event you will need a valid membership of day licence to compete.

This event will host the Triathlon England Middle Distance Triathlon National Championship (1.9k, 90k, 21k). The swim will involve a single loop taking in the main Hever Castle lake and a tributary of the river Eden; the cycle (2 loop course) winds its way through the stunning High Weald of Kent and the Ashdown Forest; the run course is 2 loops of 10.5k, takes in 4k within Hever Castle ground with a 6.5k extension via tracks and bridle paths though the historic local village of Chiddingstone. Want to become an English Champion? Make sure you’re eligible here

BTF Race Briefing
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Pricing and Distances

Discipline
Race
Distance
Full Price
Current Discount
Day/Time
Triathlon
Bastion
3.8K / 180.2K / 42.2K
£360 / £450
£270 / £338
SUN AM
Triathlon
Gauntlet
1.9K / 90K / 21K
£220 / £270
£165 / £203
SUN AM
Duathlon
Long
21.5K / 90K / 10.5K
£120
£90
SUN AM
Duathlon
Middle
10.5K / 45K / 4K
£85
£64
SUN AM
Aquabike
Long
3.8K / 120K
£110
£83
SUN AM
Aquabike
Middle
1.9K / 60K
£75
£56
SUN AM
Aquathlon
Long
3.8K / 21.5K
£90
£68
SUN AM
Aquathlon
Middle
1.9K / 10K
£60
£45
SUN AM
Swim
Marathon
10K
£80/£135
£60
SUN AM
Swim
3.8K
£50
£38
SUN AM
Swim
1.9K
£40
£30
SUN AM
Cycle
180K
£90
£90
SAT AM
Cycle
90K
£45
£45
SAT AM
Run
The 50 Miler
80.5K
£180
£135
SAT AM
Run
Marathon
42.2K
£65
£49
SUN AM
Run
Half Marathon
21.1K
£40
£30
SUN AM

These timings are based on our 2021 Festival of Endurance event and are approximate.

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